Tracking migration and bird distribution

BirdTrack is an exciting online bird recording portal, that looks at migration patterns and seasonal movements of birds throughout Britain and Ireland.

What’s involved?

BirdTrack provides online facilities for you to store and manage your personal records as well as using these to support species conservation at local, regional, national and international scales.

If you have been out birdwatching or simply watching the birds in your garden, records of the birds you have seen can be useful data. The scheme is year-round, and ongoing, and anyone with an interest in birds can contribute. Important results produced by BirdTrack include mapping migration (arrivals and departures) timings and monitoring scarce birds.

Enter your BirdTrack sightings

Data Requests

To request more detailed BirdTrack data please click here.

BirdTrack & Migration News

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August 4, 2020

Request for sightings of Terns roosting around the Irish coast

The seabird nesting season is nearly over for most species. With the exception of some species like Gannets and Manx Shearwaters that have some of the longest chick-rearing periods of…
September 10, 2020

300 Scientists Urge EU To Protect Ocean Health As Climate Action

End overfishing as an urgent and necessary response to the biodiversity and climate crises – that’s the message delivered to EU Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius…